Analysis of transport administrators and sustainable transport development in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States, Nigeria
A good transportation system planning and management is considered vital for any meaningful development in a given society and to a large extent, its success greatly depends on effective implementation of appropriate administrative machinery. The study examined roles and responsibilities of transport administrators in sustaining transport development in Lagos, Oyo and Ogun States, Nigeria; challenges facing transport administrators; and relationship between performance of transport administrators and sustainable transport development. This study adopted both primary and secondary sources of data, primary data entailed the use of two (2) different set of questionnaires designed for transport administrators and transport users. Nine (9) copies of questionnaire were purposively administered to the director in charge of policy coordination and planning in each transport ministry and selected agencies in the sampled states. Data on transport users’ socio-economic characteristics and perception on level of satisfaction on sustainable transport development indicators were obtained. Four hundred and ninety (490) questionnaires were randomly distributed among the transport users. Multiple regression analysis result of relationship between performance of transport administrators (dependent variable) and sustainable transport development variables (predictors) indicated statistical significance (F15470 4.035 = P<0.05). The six explanatory variables that contributed significantly to the performance of transport administrators include congestion perception (β=0.137, t=2.610), affordability (β=0.272, t=5.308), control of travelers assault (β=0.119, t=2.396), control of noise pollution (β=0.099, t=1.978), control of air and water pollution (β=0.109, t= 2.291) and availability of non-motorized transport infrastructure (β=0.144, t=2.835). Thus, the study proffered adequate measures towards achieving sustainable transport development in the country.
Keywords: Transport, administrators, development, planning